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It is an important decision in the Supreme Court’s affirmative action jurisprudence.
  the branch of philosophy concerned with the law


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  • It is an important decision in the Supreme Court’s affirmative action jurisprudence.
  • No question in jurisprudence is as muddled as that of privacy.
    Sheldon Richman  --  Dissolving the Inkblot: Privacy as Property Right  -- 06/28/06)
  • The great problem for American jurisprudence is to allow freedom for its citizens while enforcing order and promoting the common good.
  • These attempts to join a progressive constitutional jurisprudence with democratic politics embody a distressingly thin idea of "democracy."
    Michael S. Greve  --  How to Think about Constitutional Change, Part II  --,pubID.22622/pub_detail.asp(retrieved 06/29/06)

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  • Prince Andrew said that for that work an education in jurisprudence was needed which he did not possess.
    Tolstoy, Leo  --  War and Peace
  • Finality, not fairness, had become the new priority in death penalty jurisprudence.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • …tolerance of her upbringing, not only deceiving me, just as I’m sure she deceived Nathan, but concealing from me until the last possible moment a truth which, in order to justify her dealings with the Commandant, she could hide no longer: that the pamphlet had been written by her father, Professor Zbigniew Bieganski, Distinguished Professor of Jurisprudence at the Jagiellonian University of Cracow; Doctor of Law honoris causa, Universities of Karlova, Bucharest, Heidelberg and Leipzig.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • I began to think that Geilie perhaps had been right in considering this a fairly lenient sentence, given the overall state of current Scottish jurisprudence, though this didn’t alter by one whit my opinion as to the barbarity of it.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • Prince Andrew said that for that work an education in jurisprudence was needed which he did not possess.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • But the latter went on without pity:— " ’Seek whom the crime will profit,’ says an axiom of jurisprudence."
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo

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  • Such critics also pointed out that, thanks to the commercialization of Everest, the once hallowed peak has now even been dragged into the swamp of American jurisprudence.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • Let it be remembered that in all southern states it is a principle of jurisprudence that no person of colored lineage can testify in a suit against a white, and it will be easy to see that such a case may occur, wherever there is a man whose passions outweigh his interests, and a slave who has manhood or principle enough to resist his will.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • However, even an attorney of moderate talent can postpone doomsday year after year, for the system of appeals that pervades American jurisprudence amounts to a legalistic wheel of fortune, a game of chance, somewhat fixed in the favor of the criminal, that the participants play interminably, first in the state courts, then through the Federal courts until the ultimate tribunal is reached-the United States Supreme Court.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • But ploughed up to the primary rock of the matter, the two great principles laid down in the twin whaling laws previously quoted, and applied and elucidated by Lord Ellenborough in the above cited case; these two laws touching Fast-Fish and Loose-Fish, I say, will, on reflection, be found the fundamentals of all human jurisprudence; for notwithstanding its complicated tracery of sculpture, the Temple of the Law, like the Temple of the Philistines, has but two props to stand on.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • Mitya forgot his surname though he knew him, had seen him: he was the "investigating lawyer," from the "school of jurisprudence," who had only lately come to the town.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Brothers Karamazov
  • There were a lot of things about the trial that were wrong; but the practice of jurisprudence was much laxer then.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Alias Grace
  • K. looked at him with some curiosity, he was the first student he had ever met of the unfamiliar discipline of jurisprudence, face to face at least, a man who would even most likely attain high office one day.
    Franz Kafka  --  The Trial
  • I rushed Reuben out the door, and it was clear from his bewildered expression that he had no idea what law he had broken or rule he had violated in the odd system of jurisprudence practiced in our room.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • "Does medical jurisprudence provide nothing against these infringements?" said Mr. Hackbutt, with a disinterested desire to offer his lights.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • …die in the alleged manner; and being reminded by other authorities of a certain inquiry into the evidence for such deaths reprinted in the sixth volume of the Philosophical Transactions; and also of a book not quite unknown on English medical jurisprudence; and likewise of the Italian case of the Countess Cornelia Baudi as set forth in detail by one Bianchini, prebendary of Verona, who wrote a scholarly work or so and was occasionally heard of in his time as having gleams of reason in…
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • But don’t wrangle with us so long as you apply, to our intended abolition of bourgeois property, the standard of your bourgeois notions of freedom, culture, law, etc. Your very ideas are but the outgrowth of the conditions of your bourgeois production and bourgeois property, just as your jurisprudence is but the will of your class made into a law for all, a will, whose essential character and direction are determined by the economical conditions of existence of your class.
    Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels  --  The Communist Manifesto
  • So exotic jurisprudence loses its brightest jewel…. so what do I care?
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Tunnel In the Sky
  • I believe that this case must be unique in Swedish jurisprudence.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
  • And jurisprudence, the making and executing of laws ?
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • This shows it is improper to use a technical interpretation from the jurisprudence of only one State.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers — Modern English Edition 2
  • This point has been established by discussion in the law-courts, and may be said to belong more properly to jurisprudence.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1
  • It is true that the separation of the equity from the legal jurisdiction is peculiar to the English system of jurisprudence: which is the model that has been followed in several of the States.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
  • …out about his father himself, he wasn’t fool enough not to be able to take advantage of it once somebody showed him the proper move; maybe if the thought had ever occurred to him that because of love or honor or anything else under heaven or jurisprudence either, Bon would not, would refuse to, he (the lawyer) would even have furnished proof that he no longer breathed)—maybe all the time it was this that racked him: how to get Bon where he would either have to find it out himself, or…
    William Faulkner  --  Absalom, Absalom!
  • STUDENT I cannot reconcile myself to Jurisprudence.
    Goethe (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)  --  Faust
  • Jessica picked up Jurisprudence and pulled it out to its full length.
    Scott Westerfeld  --  The Secret Hour
  • On the back wall, left, above the shelves, there are signs: ’Jurisprudence’, ’Codes’ ; on the right-hand wall which can be slightly on an angle, the signs read: ’Le Journal Officier, ’Lois fiscales’.
    Eugene Ionesco  --  Rhinoceros
  • He gives in the same place a very long and careful definition of what is understood by a contract in Federal jurisprudence.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1
  • Jessica was armed with three new weapons: Deliciousness, Fossilization, and Jurisprudence, which were a coil of wire, a long screw, and a broken car-radio antenna.
    Scott Westerfeld  --  The Secret Hour
  • She picked up Jurisprudence and jingled Fossilization and Deliciousness to check that they were still in her pocket.
    Scott Westerfeld  --  The Secret Hour
  • Questions of medical jurisprudence ought not to be left to the chance of decent knowledge in a medical witness, and the coroner ought not to be a man who will believe that strychnine will destroy the coats of the stomach if an ignorant practitioner happens to tell him so.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • Jessica jumped away, swinging Jurisprudence in an arc before her so that it cracked against the glass.
    Scott Westerfeld  --  The Secret Hour
  • Jurisprudence was still in her grip, passed nervously from hand to hand.
    Scott Westerfeld  --  The Secret Hour
  • Jessica telescoped Jurisprudence down to its shortest length, put it into her pocket, then pulled on her sneakers.
    Scott Westerfeld  --  The Secret Hour
  • Jessica pulled out Jurisprudence with her free hand and used her teeth to pull the antenna out to its full length.
    Scott Westerfeld  --  The Secret Hour
  • Jessica flailed away with Jurisprudence, and blue sparks filled her vision.
    Scott Westerfeld  --  The Secret Hour
  • For my own part, I had rather submit the decision of a case to ignorant jurors directed by a skilful judge than to judges a majority of whom are imperfectly acquainted with jurisprudence and with the laws.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1
  • The science of jurisprudence regards the state and power as the ancients regarded fire—namely, as something existing absolutely.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • And that is how power is understood by the science of jurisprudence, that exchange bank of history which offers to exchange history’s understanding of power for true gold.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • That is a question for jurisprudence.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • Religion, the common sense of mankind, the science of jurisprudence, and history itself understand alike this relation between necessity and freedom.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • The word "appellate," therefore, will not be understood in the same sense in New England as in New York, which shows the impropriety of a technical interpretation derived from the jurisprudence of any particular State.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
  • This combination of criminal and commercial business seemed surprisingly reassuring for K. "Oh yes," said the businessman, and then he whispered, "They even say he’s more efficient in jurisprudence than he is in other matters."
    Franz Kafka  --  The Trial
  • In the domain of jurisprudence, which consists of discussions of how a state and power might be arranged were it possible for all that to be arranged, it is all very clear; but when applied to history that definition of power needs explanation.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • The theory of the transference of the collective will of the people to historic persons may perhaps explain much in the domain of jurisprudence and be essential for its purposes, but in its application to history, as soon as revolutions, conquests, or civil wars occur—that is, as soon as history begins—that theory explains nothing.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • From this fundamental difference between the view held by history and that held by jurisprudence, it follows that jurisprudence can tell minutely how in its opinion power should be constituted and what power—existing immutably outside time—is, but to history’s questions about the meaning of the mutations of power in time it can answer nothing.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
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